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Baníkov (Polish: Banówka) is a mountain in the Western Tatras mountain range, Slovakia. It reaches a height of 2,178 meters.

Baníkov
Banikov.jpg
Summit of Baníkov
Highest point
Elevation2,178 m (7,146 ft)
Prominence261 m (856 ft)
Coordinates49°11′53″N 19°42′39″E / 49.19806°N 19.71083°E / 49.19806; 19.71083Coordinates: 49°11′53″N 19°42′39″E / 49.19806°N 19.71083°E / 49.19806; 19.71083
Geography
Baníkov is located in Slovakia
Baníkov
Baníkov
Location of Baníkov in Slovakia
LocationŽilina Region, Slovakia
Parent rangeWestern Tatras
Climbing
Easiest routeHike

The name of the mountain refers to iron ore mining activities from the 18th century. There were attempts to find iron ore under the mountain slopes but ended with no success.[1] Baník means "miner" in Slovak language.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Józef Nyka: Tatry słowackie. Przewodnik. Wyd. II. Latchorzew: Wyd. Trawers, 1998. ISBN 83-901580-8-6.